Hard Summer Lineup Features Ice Cube, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis & more

Hard Summer has unveiled its 2016 lineup, after a weeklong tease via a retro website and an 800 number to stoke the fires of anticipation. This year’s lineup will include Ice Cube and Major Lazer headlining the two-day music festival, with additional artists including Dillon Francis, DJ Khaled, Anderson Paak, Flosstradamus, Travis Scott, Claude VonStroke and more also booked for the July 30-31 event.

Jettisoning from the Pomona Fairplex, Hard Summer 2016 will now take place at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, a necessary shift following a firestorm of controversy and upheaval after two teenage girls died of drug overdoses after attending Hard Summer last year. 

In response to the tragedy of 2015, L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis imposed severe restrictions on Hard’s following events at the Fairplex, including its annual Halloween-themed festival, Day of the Dead. The festival’s age limit was raised from 18 to 21, the scale of the production was pulled back considerably, and the fest was made to end earlier than in previous years. This resulted in gutted attendance numbers and an existential dilemma for the EDM fest. 

The move to Fontana will allow the age minimum to once again return to 18, while the new venue will expand Hard’s production to over 500 acres and allow on-site camping for attendees, a first for Hard Summer. 

Tickets for Hard Summer go on sale Friday, April 29, via Ticketmaster

Saturday, July 30

ICE CUBE | FLOSSTRADAMUS | PORTER ROBINSON | DJ KHALED | CLAUDE VONSTROKE

BAAUER | TCHAMI | DIZZEE RASCAL | DESTRUCTO | ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS 

JUSTIN MARTIN | BELLY | MR. CARMACK | DESIIGNER | MALAA | FELIX DA HOUSECAT

LUNICE | MIJA | WAX MOTIF | JUSTIN JAY | HEROBUST | LOUIS THE CHILD | SLUSHII | SALVA 

REZZ | DJ DODGER STADIUM | ANDHIM | SUPER FLU | JERRY FOLK | ARDALAN 

DREZO | DOMBRESKY | WILL CLARKE | SLUMBERJACK | GRAVES | UNLIKE PLUTO 

SAN HOLO | APE DRUMS | SITA ABELLAN | JOSH PAN + more TBA

Sunday, July 31

MAJOR LAZER | DILLON FRANCIS | TRAVI$ SCOTT | ZEDS DEAD | MADEON

BOYS NOIZE | DJ MUSTARD | ALUNAGEORGE | KILL THE NOISE | KAYTRANADA | JAI WOLF

TY DOLLA $IGN | BOB MOSES | GREEN VELVET | FAT JOE | BRODINSKI 

LIL UZI VERT | JACKMASTER | AC SLATER | HAYWYRE | MILO & OTIS | KAYZO

AMINE EDGE & DANCE | GHASTLY | EKALI | BIXEL BOYS | VINDATA | MURA MASA 

OSHI | MARTIN BUTTRICH | KOLOMBO | FAKEAR | LOUIS FUTON | BEAR GRILLZ 

KID JAY | SAINT JHN | POUPON + more TBA

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